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Direct Assistance

Type(s)of Assistance:

Japan is willing to provide assistance as appropriate in response to specific requests to states lacking the legal and regulatory infrastructures, implementation experience and/or resources for fulfilling the provisions

Note Verbale from Japan dated 5 June 2009 on Democratic Republic of the Congo’s assistance request:

Inform of the scheduled implementation of a programme aimed at capacity building of police personnel in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), as follows:

  • Programme:Seminar for Foreign Senior Police Officers
  • Objective:To contribute to security stability and development in participating States by introducing their current and future senior police officials to Japanese police organizations and systems, organization management, crime countermeasures and other relevant topics focusing on police administration, in order to equip them with the broad knowledge and capabilities required for effective functioning in this area.
  • Date:7 June through 27 June 2009 (tentative)
  • Participants:Invitations to be extended to 8 persons from 10 countries including DRC

The aforementioned seminar is not only targeted to address the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems, but also intended to contribute in a broad sense to the capacity building of the national police of the DRC, as indicated in the technical assistance request. Working level coordination is underway between departments concerned in the framework of bilateral cooperation.

Letter from Japan dated 17 October 2012 on Mexico’s assistance request:

Japan believes that, in order to realize our common objective of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction among non-state actors as stipulated in Security Council resolution 1540, it is essential for states to implement effective export control measures. In this connection, Japan has been hosting the annual Asian Export Control Seminar in Tokyo with the cooperation of relevant states from Asia and Europe, as well as the United States and international organizations, including the 1540 Committee. The purpose of this seminar is to promote regional cooperation for the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and to strengthen the export control regimes of each state and their respective regions.

At these seminars, discussions on a wide range of relevant subjects are held. These include the latest international developments in the field, relevant measures undertaken by states, and practical issues related to the introduction and execution of export control measures, such as inspections and customs processes. The meetings also cover the regional efforts made in Asia as a whole in response to non-proliferation challenges.

The next meeting will take place in 26-28 February 2013 in Tokyo and the details of the agenda are under consideration. As the meeting will encompass regional efforts in Asia on non-proliferation, we believe that the conference may be useful for Mexico when it considers how to effectively implement its obligations under Security Council resolution l540. If Mexico has any interest in regard to this seminar, Japan would be happy to explain its aspects in more detail to facilitate its consideration. The agenda of last year’s seminar is enclosed. The presentation material used with individual agenda items at last year’s seminar can be found at http://www.simul-conf.com/outreach/2011/asian_ec/index.html. Furthermore, if Mexico wishes to participate in next year’s seminar, Japan would be honored to count the government among its participants.


Assistance through International Organizations

Japan has committed to make a financial contribution of a little more than 200 million US dollars to the Global Partnership Against The Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction launched at the G8 Kananaskis Summit in 2002. Japan has already implemented the first project to dismantle a Russian nuclear submarine, and is currently conducting a feasibility study for dismantling the second nuclear submarine.

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